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Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch

Baby Paint and Play

November 17, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 50
Program Description:
It’s never too soon to introduce your baby to art! Join us at the library for simple stories and a sensory art experience that improve your baby’s fine motor skills and stimulates their curiosity. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. All m...

Ukulele for Adults

November 17, 2018
11:30am - 12:30pm
Bayside Special Service Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Hobbies
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 44
Program Description:
If you've ever wanted to play a musical instrument, this is the class for you! Come celebrate the ukulele with us as we learn to strum, play chords, and jam to familiar and new songs, all in a relaxed and fun environment. Intermediate players want...

Holiday Card Crafting Station

November 17, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Marketplace North
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Drop in and create custom holiday greeting cards! We will provide supplies and basic instructions for a variety of fun, unique cards. No registration required. ...

Sphero ‘Bot Battle

November 17, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Teen Area
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Program Description:
Work in teams to design battle suits for the Sphero robots. Then enter the combat ring and see which team’s design wins the day! Grades 6-12.  Registration is required. ...

Virginia Opera's Elixir of Love

November 17, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Upstairs Crystal
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Movies & Entertainment
Program Description:
This delightful adaptation moves the action to Lonesome Gulch, a town in the American Old West. Miss Addy, Jimmy Reno and Bill Corey form the love triangle of the story, with Dr. Dulcamara appearing as the “snake oil” peddler who sells the love potio...

Silhouette Saturdays: Nail Decals

November 17, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Teen & Technology Space
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:
Use a Silhouette Cameo machine to create your personal nail art with smooth vinyl! Grades 6-12. Registration required. ...

Living Room Conversations: Friends & Family Conversation Guide

November 17, 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Description:
The holidays are here!  Perfect timing for this topic!  It is easy to break social norms when dealing with close friends and family.  How can we navigate the love we feel for friends and family members and yet not let our differen...

Lego Challenge

November 17, 2018
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-2
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Program Description:
Are you a brick building master? Ready for some friendly competition? Show off your skills through seven timed challenges. Grades K-2. Registration required.   ...

Snowy Night Silhouette Lantern

November 18, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Program Description:
Create a beautiful lantern depicting the silhouette of a city on a snowy night.  We will learn how to use the Cameo Silhouette machine to cut out the “city”.  This is a gorgeous wintry project to keep for yourself or give as a gift!&nb...

"America the Grateful: Where Thanksgiving Really Began" Author Visit

November 18, 2018
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Auditorium
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Books & Authors, Culture
Program Description:
Lisa Suhay, author of "America the Grateful: Where Thanksgiving Really Began", will be visiting VBPL's MEO Central Library. During her visit, she will read her 10th published book and talk about Thanksgiving at Virginia's Berkley Plantation.&nbs...

Combined Preschool Storytime

November 19, 2018
9:30am - 10:15am
Oceanfront Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Program Description:
We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver...

Combined Rhyme Time

November 19, 2018
9:30am - 10:00am
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Program Description:
Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration for this 6 week-long series is required. Because this class starts before regular library...

Just 2s Storytime

November 19, 2018
9:30am - 10:00am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Program Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Registration for this 6 week series is ...

Combined Rhyme Time

November 19, 2018
9:30am - 10:00am
Bayside Special Service Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 42
Program Description:
Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration for this 6 week-long series is required. Because this class starts before regular library...

Preschool Open Play

November 19, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Program Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Age...

Preschool Science

November 19, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 41
Program Description:
Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Registration for this 6 week-long series is required.  ...

Drop-in Combined Rhyme Time

November 19, 2018
10:15am - 10:45am
Great Neck Area Library
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Program Description:
Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is not required. Programs that do not require registration are available on a first come ...

Baby Rhyme Time Storytime

November 19, 2018
10:15am - 10:45am
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Bond with your infant in a face-to-face rhyme time and build early language skills through rhymes, repetition, music and baby sign. Children are introduced to quality board books and one-on-one book sharing. Ages 3-12 months with caregiver. Registrat...

Preschool Art

November 19, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 50
Program Description:
Bring your preschooler to explore different artistic styles. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration is required. ...

3s Please Storytime

November 19, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Windsor Woods Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Program Description:
With increased focus on more complex books, we emphasize alphabet and letter recognition, shapes, hands-on activities, as well as independence and confidence building. Age 3 with caregiver. Online registration for this 6 week-long series is required....

Drop-In Combined Preschool Storytime

November 19, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Program Description:
We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver...

Just 2s Storytime

November 19, 2018
10:30am - 11:00am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Toddlers (2-3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Program Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, concepts (i.e. colors, shapes, etc.) and early literacy tips with your curious toddler, as he develops independence as well as pre-literacy and social skills. Age 2 with caregiver. Registration for this 6 week series is ...

Onesies Rhyme Time

November 19, 2018
10:30am - 11:00am
Bayside Special Service Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 42
Program Description:
Onesies Rhyme Time builds early language skills as children move from crawling to walking. Storytimes include rhymes, books, baby sign, and hands-on activities to build pre-reading and large motor skills. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver. Online regi...

Hatha Yoga

November 19, 2018
11:15am - 12:30pm
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Program Description:
Find your personal Zen as a certified Yoga instructor guides you through a series of seated and standing asanas (poses). This class is designed for multiple levels of experience and beginners are welcome!...

On My Own Preschool Storytime

November 19, 2018
11:15am - 12:15pm
Princess Anne Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Princess Anne Area Library
Room: Princess Anne Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6
Program Description:
Designed for newly independent preschoolers, On My Own storytimes include books, rhymes and literacy based activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 4-5 without caregiver in storytime room. Registration for this 6 week ser...

Preschool Science

November 19, 2018
11:15am - 12:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 48
Program Description:
Bring your preschooler in to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in this interactive series. Age 3-5 with caregiver. Registration for this 6 week-long series is required.  ...

Monday Crafternoons

November 19, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bayside Special Service Library
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion! Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones! Adults 18+. Registration is not required. ...